Company fined for accident that killed MN man

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a $11,675 fine against Hayward Baker for three federal violations that lead to a worker’s death.

Last August, a 39 year-old construction worker from Minneapolis was killed after his fall prevention cord became tangled in a drill. The man was dead before other workers could reach the emergency shut-off button. All three violations are related to the improper set up of the shut off-button and anchor point.

Workers were drilling under an apartment complex to improve the bank of a creek and to improve the safety of the residents. Hayward Baker has since changed its manual safety procedures.